No Risk, No Reward

A person or a business takes risks to reap reward.  The literature of self-improvement and success, and also poetry and philosophy all contain quotations about the need to take risks.

Such as:

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.” – T.S. Eliot, poet

“Go out on a limb.  That’s where the fruit is.” – Jimmy Carter, U.S. President

“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore.  If you want one, you must dive for it.” – Chinese proverb

“Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone.  Otherwise, it would be called ‘sure-thing taking’.” – Jim McMahon, American football quarterback

“Danger can never be overcome without taking risks.” – Latin proverb

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily.  To not dare is to lose oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher

“You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretsky, Canadian ice-hockey player

“The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and statesman

But to take risk without understanding it, assessing it, and working out how to manage it, that, as General George Patton said, is just rash….

Story source: Huffington Post

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